Originally launched in 2002, the C3 model is set to shake-up the market with its highly customisable character and the very latest automotive technologies. The new C3 is a colourful and stylish modern car of character that is supremely comfortable and with a bold, fun-loving personality.
Taking inspiration from the C4 Cactus, the new C3 features Citroën's innovative Airbump® technology. A clear trend-setter, New C3 offers a range of customisation opportunities to ensure each owner can create a bespoke look that suits their individual style.
Using the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme guiding the design throughout, the new C3 is an oxymoronic statement of space and compactness. Despite its small body style, the C3 provides occupants with visually and physically comfortable seating, ingenious stowage features and considerable space allocations.
C3 has been designed with features to emphasise a feeling of reassurance, comfort and calm including a panoramic glass sunroof filling the cabin with light, colours and fabrics inspired by travel and home interior design and a keyless entry and start system.
New C3 is highly customisable, audacious and full of personality by design with the choice of nine different body colours, three roof colours and further colour choices for the Airbumps®, wing mirrors, foglamps and rear C pillar graphic. In total, there will be 36 different colour combinations available, enabling you to create a bespoke look to reflect your personality.
By including the Airbump technology, the C3 is visually similar to the C4 Cactus, but the similarities don't stop there as they share ultra slim daytime running lights placed above the main headlights. However, unlike the Cactus, the new C3 neatly integrates the chrome double chevron badge into the light design, maintaining its characteristic grill.
As standard, the new C3 is fitted with Metropolitan Grey ambiance with 'Mica' cloth highlighted with subtle yellow stitching. It also features light colours for the seats and dashboard to express simplicity and wellbeing.
Just like the C3's exterior design, the interior style is also customisable with two further interior ambiances also available. Urban Red ambiance features a soft touch dashboard facia complemented by red stitching, red dashboard surround and red seat stitching. Hype Colorado ambiance is the final option which includes 'Colorado' cloth, bi-tone leather steering wheel and leather-look fabric seats with matching carpet mats.
The new C3 marks the world premiere of the ConnectedCAM™, a two-megapixel, GPS enabled camera that is fitted behind the rear-view mirror to film what the driver sees through the car windscreen.
The fully integrated camera is able to safely capture images and videos with one click of a button that can be instantly shared on social media channels, or saved as evidence in the event of an accident. Activated in an impact, the ConnectedCAM™ will store the preceding 30 seconds and the following 60 seconds which could prove to be particularly useful in the event of a road traffic incident.
C3 now offers even more options that improve your driving experience with technology built in to assist your journey. This includes 3D navigation on a 7" touchscreen which is designed to make life simple by integrating many of the car's functions and controls in a single place at your fingertips. The C3 also has driver assistance technology including a reversing camera, lane departure warning system and blind-spot monitoring.
The new C3 is a highly customisable car in terms of design, but buyers also have a large number of options when it comes to choosing features
Citroën Connect Nav
Citroën's navigation system uses TomTom mapping data to provide detailed directions with a 3D map. Regular map updates are available (four per year), so you can always rely on up-to-date information.
Driver Aid Pack
To make driving that little bit easier, the C3 is available with rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and blind spot monitoring. Each feature is designed for safety as well as driving convenience.
Comfort and Visibility Pack
Driving should be fun and comfortable, not stressful in any way. The C3 takes the pressure off of you with automatic lights and wipers available as well as an auto-dimming electrochrome rear view mirror to tone down other drivers' bright headlights
You can now bask in the glorious light of day with the C3's panoramic roof that makes the interior feel brighter for the driver and passengers. You can also add dark tinted rear windows for additional exterior style.
The new C3 is available with the choice of six environmentally-friendly petrol and diesel engines giving you the performance you expect for pure driving pleasure while still providing fuel economy.
Buyers will have a choice between the PureTech family of three-cylinder Petrol engines and BlueHDi diesel engines. Citroën's PureTech engine has won the International Engine of the Year in 2015 and 2016 thanks to its compact dimensions, low weight and innovative low friction materials that allow it to deliver more power and incredibly low emissions. The C3 will come equipped with PureTech 68, PureTech 82 and PureTech 110 S&S for manual versions. From February 2017, a PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 automatic engine will also be available.
BlueHDi diesel technology leads the way in meeting and exceeding the latest Euro 6 emissions standard. Working in conjuction with the particulate filter (DPF), diesel engine emissions are dramatically reduced, cutting not only CO2, but other harmful by-products of diesel combustion as well. The new C3 has two four-cylinder diesel engine options - BlueHDi 75 S&S, which produces the lowest CO2 emissions at 92g/km, and BlueHDi 100 S&S.
|Engine Size (cc)||Maximum Power CEE (kW/rpm)||Fuel Type||Combined Cycle (mpg)||CO2 (g/km)||Transmission|
|PureTech 68||1199||50 / 5750||Petrol||60.1||108||Manual|
|PureTech 82||1199||60 / 5750||Petrol||60.1||108||Manual|
|PureTech 110||1199||81 / 5500||Petrol||61.4||103||Manual|
|BlueHDi 75 S&S||1560||55 / 3500||Diesel||80.7||92||Manual|
|BlueHDi 100 S&S||1560||73 / 3750||Disel||76.3||95||Manual|
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